A "Rangaku" or school of Dutch learning that was founded in 1838 by Ogata Koan, one of the forerunners of Rangaku in Japan.
Now a national historical landmark and an important cultural asset, it is open to the public for tours.
It produced a large number of students, and was one of the predecessors of the Osaka University Faculty of Medicine and Keio University.
【Access】An approximately 15 minute walk from the hotel
A castle built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi that is symbolic of Japan.
The present castle tower was rebuilt during the Showa era.
Open to the public as an observation deck and museum of historical documents.
【Access】Approximately 30 minutes by subway and on foot from the hotel
A skyscraper with a distinctive shape. Selected by the premium UK paper The Times as one of the top 20 buildings in the world, alongside the Taj Mahal in India and the Parthenon in Greece.
Riding the escalator leading to the Kuchu-Teien Observatory feels like ascending to the sky, which makes for a very moving experience.
【Access】Approximately 17 minutes by subway and on foot from the hotel
A very popular spot as a main sightseeing area in Osaka.
Starting with Osaka Station, and continuing with department stores and other shopping centers, this district has gone through a remarkable transformation over the past decade.
New shopping zones popular among women and new hot-spot restaurants are sprouting up one after another.
【Access】An approximately 20 minute walk from the hotel
Shinsekai has been a bustling area in Naniwa-ku, Osaka since before the war. In its center stands the Tsutenkaku Tower, an observation tower and a symbol of Osaka.
Registered as a Tangible Cultural Property of Japan on May 15, 2007; its official mascot is Billiken.
Known as a popular sightseeing spot in Osaka.
【Access】Approximately 18 minutes by car from the hotel
1-10-10 Nishi Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 542-0086
1-10-3 Shibata, Kita-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0012
7-5-15 Nishinakajima, Yodogawa-ku Osaka-shi, Osaka 532-0011